The television set ubiquitous but often overlooked takes centre stage in chris horrocks book he offers a glimpse into how television sets developed from the meeting between technology and culture becoming both familiar and alien objects in our lives. It is a modern activity one of the primary ways we consume information and entertainment something well do over dinner at a bar or even standing on the street peering into a store window watch tv. Chris horrocks traces the cultural history of the television set in the joy of sets a short history of the television reaktion press 2017 horrocks is a filmmaker and professor in the school of critical studies and creative industries at kingston university in london his previous books include. Dotted with interesting vignettes the joy of sets is a wide ranging and well researched book which provides an unconventional perspective on tv times higher education television started as a dream of nineteenth century science fiction. The joy of sets is an australian comedy television series looking at the elements used to construct television shows the show was originally broadcast weekly by the nine network premiering on 20 september 2011
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